Saffron gives this cheese ball a bright yellow hue. Serve with a drizzle of honey and lots of crisp crudités.

Breana Killeen
EatingWell Magazine, December 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine lemon juice and saffron in a small bowl. Microwave until hot, about 15 seconds. Mix cream cheese, feta, scallions, garlic, lemon zest and the saffron-infused lemon juice in a medium bowl.

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  • Coat a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Scoop the cheese mixture onto it. Use the plastic wrap to help you form the mixture into a ball, then completely wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

  • Just before serving, place raisins in a shallow dish. Roll the cheese ball in the raisins, pressing to adhere.

Tips

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 112mg; carbohydrates 3g; protein 2g; sugars 3g; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 121IU.
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